JUST 8 MEN HAVE THE SAME WEALTH AS THE POOREST HALF OF HUMANITY, AND ALL OVER THE WORLD WOMEN EARN LESS THAN MEN.
Such inequality is the sign of a broken global economy. Gender inequality affects the jobs women have access to, the money they earn, and the way society values their work. Our government can change this. It can act now to stop inequality from spiraling out of control by making a federal budget that works for women. A feminist budget would:
Too many hard-working women can barely make ends meet, while the rich are getting richer. Poverty wages and unequal pay are no way to reward women for their work.
Tell our government to make a federal budget where work is paid, equal and valued for women.
LEARN MORE AT OXFAM.CA/EVEN-IT-UP.
In Cambodia, garment workers travel 2 hours into Phnom Penh from the provinces in open trucks every day. Almost 97% of these workers are female. They earn between $3 and $5 per day.
Asamaâ runs an embroidery business from her home in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. A lot of the work women do around the world is caring, cleaning, cooking and sewing for others. Sadly, it’s not seen as equal to other forms of work and is paid less.
Women should be paid equally. Period.
Grace & Mark are part of an Oxfam program in Uganda that discusses who cares for children and the household. In the poorest regions of the world unpaid work can consume most or all of women’s days – limiting the time they have to hold a job or get an education.
Women should be recognized for their work. It’s valuable.
Learn more about how we can recognize, reduce and redistribute women's unpaid care work at oxfam.ca/even-it-up